This enormous Harrods Bear was standing at the entrance to the Christmas department, he was taller than me and was a huge (literally) talking point.
We try to visit first thing in the morning before the crowds arrive. The displays are always breath taking. All the decorations are set out in "themes". Now this year I am really "into" gingerbread men and as my Mum always buys me a new decoration we went looking for a gingerbread man.
There was a whole "candy" selection and we found so many lovely things to choose from.
There were lots of gingerbread men (and women ;0) to choose from
and the festive displays were so delightful. I love this one with the Harrods logo. So which one did I chose.......
Here are a few more shots from the Christmas department.
Here he is, a wood mounted stamp which nowadays is quite a rare way to buy stamps. He has such a happy smile and I had a play with him last weekend, trying 4 different cards. I tried colouring him on white card stock and also just stamping him onto Kraft card. For one of the cards I even tried cutting him out.
Would you like to see my cards....I have made a little sneak peek collage...
He was coloured with Promarkers and highlighted with Prismacolor pencils. He has a sweet little red heart gem in his middle. I "made" scrabble pieces from a download by the very generous Fuzzimo He has some amazing freebies. Do try his embosser he designed, it is such fun.
I added some festive die cuts and a punched snowflake. The tag is LOTV and the small square stamp is Whimsy. This card is already sold but I do have another in my Etsy shop here and I also have a few more to make for orders.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Paper Crafting Journey anything goes
Craft room Challenge Punches and die cuts
Whimsy Card Challenge 3rd and final entry Traditional Christmas colours
Divas By Design Anything Goes #61
My Mum's Craft Shop Winter wonderland #84
Joanna Sheen Cold and Frosty I also had the exciting news this morning that I won their blog candy ;0)
Stamping with the Dragon So cute
Forever Friends Monthly challenge anything goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challege Use something more than 6 months old #99 Well the stamp I bought is so old it is retired but also my faithful snowflake punch, which I use again and again is at least 3 years old.
Penny Black and More any die will do my die is the lovely snowflakes by Memory Box
It has been a pretty dark damp day here but tomorrow is forecast to be cold and bright. Today went t o a little Frost Fayre being held in Wimbledon. I really enjoy Christmas Fayres and try to visit a few as you can often buy such unique presents and little stocking fillers. There is also a Cath Kidston in Wimbledon so I popped my head in there too. Everywhere is beginning to look very festive and there are already a lot of Christmas shoppers out and about. Have a lovely weekend everyone and for those who enjoy Strictly .............keep dancing...we are learning a new Samba at the moments...such a fun dance ;0)
Bye for now,